For healthy growth and good yields, almost nothing is more important than providing your plants with plenty of light. With Check-It Solutions and our Grow Linc system you can measure and optimize the amount of light in your grow-op to increase your yields. Measuring Light to increase yields.
How is light intensity measured indoors? Essentially, for the grow pod, light may be measured in terms of its intensity (lux) or the number of photons reaching a surface (photon flux density). The metric unit of light intensity is the lumen and the term lux refers to the number of lumens per square metre of surface area.
Benefits of Measuring Light
Helps Increase Yield
A lux sensor can provide actionable date to increase the yield of your cannabis plants—an obvious benefit to growers. With it, you can determine the optimal spots within your grow room, or you can use it to determine the proper distance from your lights to your plants. Our Grow Linc light sensor lets you know when the light you’re using is simply not enough for maxing out yields.
Preventative Maintenance: Know When To Replace Grow Lights
Some types of grow lights, such as MH/HPS bulbs, have a limited lifespan. Over time they get increasingly dimmer, and this is why they need to be replaced at certain intervals. Grow Linc’s light sensor can reliably let you know when you need to replace your MH/HPS bulbs.
Prevents Some Plant Problems
Both insufficient light and too much light can be bad for your cannabis plants. Grow Linc’s light sensor can help you ensure healthy plant growth throughout all stages. The proper amount of light, not too much and not too little, will reduce stress on your plants, preventing further issues like light burn and bleaching.
We have discussed the Light Requirements in previous posts based on Growth Stage. You can visit that post here: https://site.check-it.ca/2021/09/create-the-perfect-growing-environment/
What is the optimal amount of light for Cannabis?
How much light your plants need will vary based on each phase of the grow cycle. Seedlings do not require very much light ,but that requirement changes once the plants have reached the vegetative stage and needs almost all the light it can get. This allows plants to grow vigorously to their full potential. The same goes for flowering. Although plants in bloom thrive under a different spectrum of light than during veg, they still need a lot of light exposure to make sure the buds are as big as they can be. For healthy growth and good yields, almost nothing is more important than providing your cannabis plants with plenty of light. With our Grow Linc Monitoring Solution you can measure and optimize the amount of light in your grow-op to increase your yields. Measuring Light to increase yields.
Light Requirements of Cannabis Plants through Growth-cycle
- Clones and seedlings: 5,000–7,000 lux
- Vegetative growth: 15,000–50,000 lux
- Flowering: 45,000–65,000 lux
- Maximum recommended amount of light: 75,000 lux
How does Grow Linc measure light?
Dashboard showing light readings. Grow Linc uses light sensors to measure light intensity and length of daylight. Our menu is customizable to set your optimal light conditions as the plant moves through its growth cycle. To maintain maximum growth, you will receive alerts when a room is not functioning at is optimal rating. The Alert will also provide recommendations on how to address the issue.
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